Our pediatric psychiatrist offers tips for being a good role model and helping your child get the most out of playing sports.
High school girls in the United States are 56 percent more likely than boys to suffer a concussion in sports that are played by both genders, a recent study says.
People often associate concussions in youth sports with football. But the problem goes far beyond America’s most popular sport. Discover the truth about concussions in young male — and female — athletes.
Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
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We all know that nutrition is important for your child’s growth and development. But your child’s growth — particularly height — also depends on bone growth plates. When those growth plates become damaged through a sports-related injury or accident, they not only can be painful but also can affect how well and how long your … Read More
Parents, medical staff and coaches need to work together to ensure the optimal health of your young athlete.
Participation in sports can play an important role in the lives of children diagnosed with ADHD. Physical activities can improve social skills, enhance coordination and increase a child’s self-esteem.
Lunch is a vital meal for athletic children because it’s often the last meal they have before an after-school practice and will affect their energy and performance.
When it’s time to buy a new football helmet, one of the most common questions parents and players ask is, “What’s the best concussion-proof football helmet?”
The National Football League is suspending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season for his role in Deflategate – in which his team’s footballs were purposely underinflated for the AFC Championship game. The league says Brady had at least some knowledge of the underinflated footballs, which is against … Read More